John William Anderson of Westford

1929 - 2015

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5519 Anderson 210x300John William Anderson, 85, a longtime resident of Westford, MA died quietly Sunday May 3, 2015 at the VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA .

He was born in Westford on September 12, 1929, son of the late Gustave and Hilma (Monson) Anderson. He was raised in Westford and attended Westford Public Schools. John served aboard the USS Strong—a Navy Destroyer– during the Korean War. After retiring, John enjoyed camping and traveling throughout New England in his motor home, attending many local fairs, antique engine shows, and tractor shows .

He is survived by four sons and three daughters in law, John Anderson Jr. and his wife, Donna (Caron) of E. Freetown, MA, Robert Anderson of Lunenburg, MA, Bruce and his wife Linda (Martin) Anderson of Wrentham, MA, and Douglas and his wife Debbie (Flanders) of Tyngsboro, MA; a daughter Donna (Anderson) Bambery and her husband, Paul of Acton, MA; a brother, Carl Anderson of Westford; three sisters; Edith (Anderson) Lowney and her husband, Edward of Fitchburg, Shirley Anderson of Methuen, and Beverly Anderson of Chelmsford; five grandchildren; Stephanie and Douglas Anderson, Melissa and Sean Bambery, and Veronica Anderson; a great granddaughter, Kaylin Coburn, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, the late Andrew and his wife Beverly Anderson of Westford, Barbara and her husband Frank Maffee of Nashua, NH. At his request, all services are private at the National Cemetery in Bourne MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

6 Condolences for John William Anderson of Westford

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    edith(anderson) and edmund lowney

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    we all cared and loved him even though he thought differently. Happy to see this on Facebook for all to read! rest in peace, Johnny.

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      John Anderson

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      sorry about Edward. Everyone proofread it too. john-

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    Debbie DeWitt

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    so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

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    Derek Hartley

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    I always remember telling him that I was a licensed heavy Equiptment operator, running a Case 580E just like his. He said,”Every bucket of dirt that you take out of the ground is different. Every bucket you backfill is different. It’s something new every time!” Such a positive perspective on something that I had taken for granted & had been complacent about. I never looked at it that way ever again thanks to him. He was a wise man. I’m honored to have known him & called him my friend. May you RIP sir.

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    Chris Baron

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    So sorry for your loss. I have a lot of great memories of him.

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    Debi Gardiner

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    John and the entire Anderson family, I am so sorry for your loss. Debi

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